Hello world!

After several years of commenting on various blogs, and even more years than that of participating on Usenet, I’ve decided to start a blog of my own.

Why “Turnips and Potatoes”? A few days ago the New Hampshire [1] state legislature was faced with proposals to undo their recently-enacted legislation allowing same-sex marriage. Speaking in favor of repeal, one legislator argued that “a turnip is not a potato” (since this was a transcript of a spoken remark, it’s possible that it was really “a turnip is not a potatoe”). This is a rather delicious example of the Red Herring fallacy, one that even vegans [2] can enjoy.

[1] Where I don’t live

[2] Which I’m not

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About ebohlman

Long-time commenter starts a blog of his own. I'm a software developer from the US Midwest.
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One Response to Hello world!

  1. Ken Reibel says:

    You can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip, or a potato.

    OK, I have no idea what that means, but welcome to the blogosphere! ; -)

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